Friday, March 11, 2011

One Caged Birdie....

So, this week I felted, painted, embossed, waxed, sprayed and now..... I had an urge to use WIRE!!

I've been eyeing some fabulous creations in my Somerset Magazines for a while now that used crude bird cages to showcase their art. This is what I came up with (for now.....)

Armed with some NEW "ART PARTS" by Wendy Vecchi, I decided now was the time to try my hand at cage making.
The Cake Stand went together perfectly! So nice to use -- I collaged some 7 Gypsies and Graphic 45 Papers to it and set to work on the cage.

The cage was easy peasy!! I used some very moldable armature wire and created the shape with my hands. No pliers required. The wire was fused together with some Memory Foil Tape from Ranger -- you know, the stuff that you can "solder" their Memory Glass together with if you don't want to use one of their frames.... Anyway -- LOVE how it turned out BUT not as much as I LOVED how the flower embellishment took shape. Check it out!

To create this I took some of the new Aluminum Sheets I got in the Studio from MercArt and attached them to a sheet of "Clearly for Art" I NEW MODELING FILM also from Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts line. This stuff is sooooo cool! Just heat it and mold it - when it cools (in a few seconds) it will remain in the shape you placed it. ....Don't like where you placed it? no problem, just re-heat it and it will go back to its original shape. Did I mention that it was cool?

Anyway, I took the aluminum sheets, embossed them with some texture fades and attached them using my Xyron. Heated it. Shaped it and voila!! LOVE IT!!!!

I love the centres too -- cause I've been felting remember? *smile*. You guessed it! I felted a small green puff and hand stitched some small beads to it. A little 3 in 1 Glue and I have one heck of a flower embellishment! What could be better?

For you bird lovers out there -- my bird in the cage was a die cut from one of Sizzix new dies.
I cut him/her out of chipboard (cause you can when you use a sizzix) and then attached some BG papers to it -- don't forget the feather.

I hope you like! Phew! I've been up to a lot lately! All of these projects will be taken to ScrapFest as samples. I hope you are planning to attend and drop by the studio booth to see them in person!). Wait until you see what I have up my sleeve for tomorrow! Yes, the sewing machine has been out this week too!

Have a creative day!


Regan said...


Sue Sykes said...

That RAWKS, my friend!